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Valk, John-Harmen; Rashid, Ahmed T.; Elder, Laurent – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Indicators
Haddad, Caroline, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
Equivalency programmes (EPs) refers to alternative education programmes that are equivalent to the formal education system in terms of curriculum and certification, policy support mechanisms, mode of delivery, staff training, and other support activities such as monitoring, evaluation and assessment. The development of EPs is potentially an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Nontraditional Education, Curriculum Development
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2001
This document is intended to assist individuals directly involved in delivery and implementation of grassroots continuing education programs in the Asia-Pacific region. The first half of the handbook consists of chapters on the following topics: (1) the handbook's structure, contents, audience, and use; (2) the nature and scope of continuing…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
The national policies and implementation mechanisms for girls' primary and women's basic education in the following Asian countries were examined: Lao People's Democratic Republic; Nepal, Thailand; Indonesia; and India. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) goals and progress; (2) national policies; (3) strategies (strengthening…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Attitude Change, Case Studies
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1983
The report of a seminar involving 13 Asian nations held to develop coordinated population education programs is presented. Following an introduction describing background, objectives, and participation, chapter 1 summarizes the reports on national population education presented by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, India,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement
Naik, Chitra; And Others – 1982
The volume contains two studies from India and Thailand on the education of women, and rural women especially, who are deprived or disadvantaged. The Indian study, "Education of Girls and Women in Deprived Groups," presents a viewpoint on deprivation in society in general, and India specifically. The concomitant of deprivation is defined…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Cultural Background, Developing Nations
ASPBAE Courier Service, 1982
This journal contains a series of articles dealing with the theme of development in Asia and rural Indonesia. Included in the journal are the following articles: "Nonformal Education in Rural Areas of Developing Countries," by members of the Rural Project Team from the Centre for Continuing Education at Australian National University;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Continuing Education, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1986
Papers designed to help build multidisciplinary training networks for rural development are collected in this document, an outgrowth of a regional training workshop attended by participants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and India. The six papers deal with the objectives of the workshop which were to:…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Development, Cooperative Programs, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1987
This document abstracts and reviews 32 publications that describe population education programs developed for Asia and the Pacific region. The documents are grouped under three sections: (1) management; (2) planning; and (3) monitoring/evaluation. Section 1 consists of 12 selected titles that deal with management of population education programs.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Design
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1985
Part of a series of annotated bibliographies dealing with issues and problems raised by educators involved with population education programs, this publication addresses curriculum development in population education. Curriculum development is the most important component of a population education program, for it is through curriculum materials…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, Biology, Comparative Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1979
Delegates from six countries (Bangladesh, Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines) met in the Philippines in May-June 1979 at a UNESCO-sponsored conference to discuss development of productive skills through nonformal and alternative structures in education. The main part of the meeting was a series of reports of the nonformal…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Economic Development, Educational Administration
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1976
The twenty case studies presented in these reports are examples of experiments in Asian nations which have been conducted as specific responses to local problems in teacher education. The materials, originally presented in a 1975 conference of the Asian Centre of Educational Innovation for Development, are organized into three basic subject areas:…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Developmental Tasks
Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Haydenville, MA. – 1993
Noting that early childhood development is the foundation for basic education across the life span, the first chapter of this report discusses the benefits of early interventions for individuals and society and justifies the basis for programs which aim at meeting the basic learning needs of young children. It also suggests several questions which…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Community Programs, Early Childhood Education
Asian Development Bank, Manila (Philippines). – 1987
The paper presented in this three-part conference report trace the growth and development of distance education in the Asian and Pacific region. Part 1 provides a general review. Part 2 contains the following case studies: "Distance Education in India" (S. P. Mullick); "Distance Education in Indonesia" (Professor Setijadi);…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Continuing Education